Microsoft have dropped a few more hints on their long-term plans for the Windows 8 ecosystem following last week’s Windows Blue info. Over on their job board, it seems that Windows Phones are the next in line to get a major update, with a listing suggesting a new update will land by the end of the year.
In the posting for a software engineer, it states:
“This is a great time to join as we’re completing our current release are getting ready for our next release targeting the holiday of this year and we’re chartered with keeping the momentum for Windows Phone by bringing new killer devices and delightful user experiences. There are enormous growth opportunities in this role and organisation.”
Though there’s no information on what the new release will be called, let alone entail, it’s a safe bet to guess it will be part of the wider Windows Blue update that will spread across all forms of the Windows 8OS (Phone, RT, Pro).
The first Windows Blue updates for desktop are expected to land in the summer, and will likely accommodate further integration with Windows Phone 8 devices in time for the Christmas update.
By Gerald Lynch | March 4th, 2013